I took a two-question test. It tells you which enneagram number you are and quite accurately I should add.
You can take seriously most of the following about fives:

“I need to understand the world”
Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Be independent, not clingy.
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
  • don’t come on like a bulldozer.
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people’s loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.

What I Like About Being a Five

  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis

What’s Hard About Being a Five

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • being pressured to be with people when I don’t want to be
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

Fives as Children Often

  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • have a few special friends rather than many
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

Fives as Parents

  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions

Digging the stats

Went through some statistics that Statcounter offers. Seems my previous post has been rather popular.

  • 7th August – Kowloon, Hong Kong (Pccw Limited – n219078183252.netvigator.com) from Google search ‘tony vincent + marsha yuan’
  • 8th August – Montreal, Canada (Bell Sympatico – bas3-windsor12-1128741577.dsl.bell.ca) from Google search ‘”Marsha Yuan” + “Tony Vincent”‘
  • 9th August – Shanghai, China (Hltt Communication Co. Ltd) from Google search ‘tony vincent marsha yuan’
  • 12 August – Shanghai, China (Hltt Communication Co. Ltd – same IP as above) from Google search ‘marsha yuan estonia’
  • 17th August – Cologne, Germany (Versatel Deutschland Dynamic Pool – i5387C5AC.versanet.de) from Google search ‘ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER`s Gala Concert Tallin’
  • 17th August – Los Angeles, United States (Netscape Communications Corp – cache-ntc-aa01.proxy.aol.com) from Google search ‘”lloyd webber” Estonia “tony vincent” photo’

China, US and Canada… coincidence perhaps but still interesting.

Skype gives away ten minutes

By logging in to Skype website today you can get ten free minutes to call regular phones. Got mine already now need to decide who to call to.
Also there is Skype’s tram on tramline 3. It will change the line occasionally and ride till 25th August. I might use it when it goes to line 1 or 2 which I mostly use. Oh, and that’s free aswell :)

Irritating spam

Visited one of the boards that I check once in a while and saw a lot of spam there. It made me really sad. I mean if you own a board which has a topic you love then how comes you don’t find time to delete spam and spamming users?
And yes I know how boring and time-consuming it can be because I have a board myself that doesn’t use image confirmation. It get’s a post maybe in couple of weeks but several fake users a week :(.